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Old 08-08-2010, 09:00 PM   #1061
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Finished Under the Dome and started Firestarter.
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Old 08-09-2010, 11:39 AM   #1062
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Just finished Wolfhall. So many characters and so many details I got confused, but great piece of writing. So I'm reading it again from the start!
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Old 08-09-2010, 01:00 PM   #1063
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Finished Under the Dome and started Firestarter.
Is it your first time read for "Firestarter?" Fantastic story, one of my favorites.
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:31 PM   #1064
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Oddly enough, yes. How I never read it before I don't know. I have always enjoyed King, except for a couple books (Tommyknockers comes to mind).

I especially like old King and I think this is the last of the old stuff I haven't read.
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Old 08-09-2010, 10:41 PM   #1065
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I especially like old King and I think this is the last of the old stuff I haven't read.
IMHO, he topped himself when he wrote, "The Stand." I love his early books, not so fond of recent offerings.

Dean Koontz is still writing some fantastic story, but again not as "meaty" as his earlier stories. But, he involves fantastic animals into his stories that make you want to meet them.

I've decided to put "Under The Dome" away for a bit and have some adventures with Clive Cussler and his assorted band of pirates.
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:21 AM   #1066
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Oddly enough, yes. How I never read it before I don't know. I have always enjoyed King, except for a couple books (Tommyknockers comes to mind).

I especially like old King and I think this is the last of the old stuff I haven't read.
After I finished Under The Dome I wanted to read another King book. I randomly bought tommyknockers, but was not able to get past the first page or two.
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Old 08-11-2010, 05:05 AM   #1067
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GB, I had to laugh at your wife having to finish any book she started. I used to be like that in my younger days. Mostly it was financial; if I bought the book, I'd finish it come ..... or high water. But there are so many good-to-great books out there, a few years ago I came to the conclusion that wasting my time on a book I've read half and still don't like it ... so many books, so little time. Right now I'm reading This body of Death by Elizabeth George for my own entertainment, and reading Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men to my handicapped friends. Now most of my reading comes from the library. I read 2-5 books a week (that 3 a.m. thing) and life is too short to read bad books.
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:23 PM   #1068
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Maximumride books by James Patterson. My daughter and I share and discuss them. Brilliant reads. :)
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:56 PM   #1069
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:59 PM   #1070
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I loved Tommynockers. I have enjoyed all the King books. I like his attention to detail. I re-read The Stand about once every 2 years. Speaking of re-reads, I am re-reading Stranger in a Strange Land.
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Speaking of re-reads, I am re-reading Stranger in a Strange Land.
I've worn out several copies of Stranger. Heinlein is my favorite author!
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I'll be leaving in several hours to fly back home to see my family. My friend Susan bought me a great book to read on the plane, "Fascinating Facts of the Faith: Your Inspirational and Entertaining Guide to the Who, What, When, and Where of Christianity." It is a compilation, by several authors. I couldn't resist reading some of it already, and I am thoroughly enjoying it.

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Old 08-19-2010, 08:25 AM   #1073
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Old 08-19-2010, 09:25 AM   #1074
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"Starvation Heights" by Gregg Olsen, a true crime novel.
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I am in the middle of Desperation. I suppose I am now officially on a King kick.
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I am reading Treason. It is not that great of a book, but is just interesting enough to keep me reading.
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Old 08-19-2010, 03:44 PM   #1078
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Has anyone read Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts?
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I'm just starting the Tess Gerritsen, Rizzoli and Isles books. Finished, "Starvation Heights," by Gregg Larsen, this morning.
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I have moved on to The Regulators.
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